You betcha! but you might wanna make sure and wait for someone else here to confirm it as I am unsure. Better yet, why don't you contact the Medifast guys because they can answer you better...
I ususally take them with some sf cranberry lemonade tea. a little acidic to help with the casing..
Another area where variance between bariatric.
Programs can arise. My wife and I went through 2 different programs..
Her's instructed her that she had the option to take bariatric formulations or regular equivalents. Because the bariatric formula is fewer total tablets and 'all in one' - she chose Optisource. It costs more, but it is also convenient..
My program insisted that special bariatric formulations were unnecessary and wanted my to buy generic equivalents..
I chew my.
Citrate even though it is not a chewable - same with my multi-vitamin (a generaic 'Centrum'), and my B-complex. But NEVER chew the.
I guess this falls back to advice of "you should always follow the advice and guidance of your own bariatric team" - and accept that there will be differences between various programs...
There seems to be so much discrepancy between programs... If I have it correctly we are NEVER to have NSAIDs or any type of extended release pills..
On a recent visit to my NP she told me that I can NEVER consume anything in a capsule again. I'm just thinking between my experience (which admittedly hasn't been stellar in my opinion) and what others have commented on it may be time to do alittle.
With the American Bariatric Society for some standardization..
I use Organic IntraMax liquid it is an all in one dietary supplement. It is all natural ..no chemicals.. low glycemic.. vegetarian and hypoallergenic. I get it at a local practioner but it is found at.
It states 415 essential nutrients. I also have capsules my bariatric surgeon sells that can be stored in my car so I have them readily available. I figure the more nutrients I get the better and due to our malabsorption who knows what all exactly gets absorbed so the more the merrier...
As others have said, programs vary. At my one month class, we were given permission to take pills instead of chewables. I take 2 centrum multivitamins, 8 citrical petites a day and a Bariatric Adventage sublingual B12 3 times a week (I don't need the extra.
I am 4 months out and haven't had any problems..
I also haven't heard that about the extended release. I take an extended release medication. And my doc prescribed 2 different post op medications that are both capsule form. I was told that I could go to the swallow vitamins but so far am still doing the chewable as I don't want to swallow any more pills. The ones I take now fill me up. I keep trying different kinds though...
I rely more on the absorption of chewables. Centrum Adult Chewables are good for me, and I use Citrical Petites.(Cheap at Watmart) The Centrum vitamins are good, with an orange flavor..
As for capsules, I use generic.
In a capsule for GERD, and it works well for me. Blood tests vitamin levels all are routinely normal, across the board...
Has anyone heard of or used a "Compounding pharmacy"? I know they can make any pills, vitamin etc in any form or flavor but I've never heard anything regarding price...
My dr said I would never be able to swallow my.
Capsule (to prevent gall stones) but at about 5 months out my nutritionist said to try it and if it went okay I could. Well, I did and have been swallowing them whole ever since...
Do you really have to take the chewables instead of capsules? I am using Celebrate and using their order guide, was recommended the cpsules as I have huge issues with the chewable ( have had since I was a child)..
Due to the potential for ulcers, the general rule of thumb is NO NSAIDS for.
Gastric bypass surgery.
However, there may be rare exceptions. In my case, I take 1 adult.
Per day. It took three weeks and a number of phone calls by me to get my cardiologist and my bariatric surgeon to agree on this but in the end, both doctors agreed I would continue to take the.
- along with.
) to protect my stomach - for the rest of my life. The best rule to follow here is never take NSAIDS unless each and every instance of doing so has been VERY closely coordinated with your bariatric.
Extend Release (XR/XL) formulations:.
This issue is even less straight forward. I am on 3 different extended release meds and all 3 work very well for me. What IS true is that, when prescribing medications, your.
Gastric bypass surgery.
Should always be taken into consideration. The malabsorbtive component of the.
MAY be reason to not use some extended release formulations under some circumstances. But this is not an absolute..
It is always your responsibility to inform any prescribing health care professional of your.
Gastric bypass surgery.
And to make sure that person is aware of the potential that malabsorbtion MAY have for you individually. You may need to have that health care professional contact your bariatric team. If that person is reluctant to do so, you may need to take responsibility for contacting your bariatric team on your own with questions about the medicine you've been prescribed...
All the comments feed my ongoing irritation with the lack of consistentcy in the WLS world. Anyways, I was told no to enteric and extended release. This may not be an issue for alot of meds, but I think one ought to take the warning seriously if you take psych meds. My psychiatrist works with alot of WLS patients and told me there are lots of complaints about XR pills coming out whole in stool. I now take the capsule form of Bariatric Advantage multi, but I am a year out. They are made to be easily absorbed.
Take them on an empty stomach and you are wasting your money. I could not swallow the.
When I took it for 6 months b/c the pill was so large. It still hurts if I try to swallow too much, so some recent antibiotics gave me fits. If whatever someome is doing now works, great, but it doesn't mean everyone else should do it too. As far as the compounding pharmacist goes: yes they exist. I am not sure what you want to compound, but they are especially helpful when one needs effective HRT...
Wow, talk about different answers. Deardarlink and I had the same surgeon, but I was told that gel caps disolved and were okay - including two he prescribed. No NSAIDS or.
And no timed release of course. But gelcaps were okay. I think I'll go take an acetominaphen and lie down. I'm confused!.
You can take whichever ones you want as long as they aren't too huge and you can swallow them properly...also make sure they are they same requirements as the chewables..you want to have complete vitamins....ex: complete with vit. D and.
(if you need this).